TrackR’s amazing app-controlled key finder

The Bravo is smaller and lighter than a 50p coin

Image: Hugh Threlfall

The first quirky gadget I ever bought, long before I started writing about all this stuff, was a key finder. So I like to revisit the genre from time to time and this is the best iteration I’ve found yet.

The TrackR, from a Californian startup, is smaller and lighter than a 50p coin and the thinnest such device I’ve seen. Attach the TrackR to keys, wallet, pet, whatever, and when they’re lost, you press a button on the inevitable app, and it will beep with a mighty 85dB – much louder than anything comparable I’ve come across. It even tells the distance between you and your missing items.

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But what if, you may ask, you’ve misplaced your phone? If you have the keys/wallet etc, just press the TrackR button to give it a call. Prodigious gadgetry.



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